Category Archives: Prairies/BC

Jack Weisgerber, B.C. Social Credit, Reform, Independent MLA passes away at 81 years

VICTORIA — A former British Columbia Social Credit cabinet minister who also sat in the legislature as a member of the former Reform party and as an Independent has died. Jack Weisgerber, who was energy, mines and petroleum resources minister in

‘Very relieved’: Crown stays tax evasion charges against former Calgary MP Rob Anders

CALGARY — The Crown stayed all charges of tax evasion Monday against a former member of Parliament from Alberta. A trial for Rob Anders, 50, was scheduled to begin in Calgary on five charges, some of which dated back to his

Black cowboy John Ware recognized as a person of national historic significance

BAR U RANCH NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE — The federal government has recognized John Ware, a Black cowboy in Western Canada, as a person of national historic significance. Ware's designation was commemorated today with the unveiling of a plaque at the Bar

Manitoba Natural Resources Minister Scott Fielding leaves politics for private sector

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's natural resources minister stepped down from cabinet Monday and said he would resign his legislature seat within two weeks. Scott Fielding, also minister responsible for liquor and lotteries, is going to pursue opportunities in th...

Crown stays tax evasion charges against former Calgary MP Rob Anders

CALGARY — A two-week trial scheduled to begin in the tax evasion case of Rob Anders, a former Conservative member of Parliament, has been cancelled after the Crown stayed all charges.  Anders, who is now 50, faced five charges, some of

Flood watches downgraded in eastern Okanagan, Boundary; upgraded near Fort Nelson

VANCOUVER — The risk of flooding has dropped in British Columbia's southern Interior but is rising in the province's north thanks to changing weather conditions.  The River Forecast Centre issued a new flood watch for the Liard River and its tributarie...

B.C. informal family court promising for domestic violence victims: advocates

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A family court pilot project in British Columbia may be a promising solution for domestic violence victims trying to navigate a confusing and intimidating legal system, advocates say.  An "informal" trial process is being tested as par...

Former Alberta finance minister stresses unity at campaign launch for UCP leadership

CALGARY — Alberta's former finance minister officially launched his campaign to succeed Premier Jason Kenney as leader of the United Conservative Party on Saturday by stressing the need for unity and warning against the dangers of division. Travis Toew...

Communities across B.C. brace for potential flooding this weekend and next week

SPENCES BRIDGE, B.C. — It's been just over a week since Steven Rice was allowed to return to his home along Highway 8 in British Columbia's Interior and the river that forced him to evacuate six months ago is surging

Birth alerts have ended but babies still being apprehended in Manitoba: data

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s families minister has touted a significant drop in the number of newborns seized by social services since the province ended the controversial practice of birth alerts, but government data shows hundreds of babies are still being ...